News Tagged: faith formation

2020 Vision – Faith Formation Resource Network

In Spring of 2017, the Conference Board of Directors approved our “2020 Vision”, a set of eight strategic objectives that will focus our ministry together over the next few years, with full implementation by 2020.  These objectives align with our Conference’s existing strategic priorities, adopted in 2012.  Our “2020 Vision” was publicly launched at Annual… Read more »

2015 Annual Report – Wade Zick, Associate Conference Minister of Faith Formation for Children and Youth

In the past year I have had the great fortune of working and leading an amazing team of colleagues that included Zac Norenberg, Gigi Nauer, Robin Raudabaugh, Jenny Buskey and Jessica Holmgren. Their commitment to ministry excellence is an amazing gift to the conference! I will miss their friendships and commitment to excellence that they… Read more »

2015 Annual Report – Faith Formation Team

-from Lori Alford, Faith Formation Team, Chair Our objective as a team is to support the on-going faith formation ministry in the conference, including the oversight, advocacy, and distribution of the Ashley endowment. Events supported throughout the year by the team included four Conference Youth Events at Pilgrim Point Camp and six Fourth Thursday Faith… Read more »

What Makes a Church?

– from Reverend Shari Prestemon, Conference Minister I kept thinking about that question recently while sitting in a nearly empty church building in Maple Grove. The building was the site of our former congregation, Pilgrim UCC, in that community. More than a year ago now, the faithful remnant of that congregation’s membership determined that it… Read more »

Fall Youth Events at Pilgrim Point Camp!

This past weekend 16 congregations sent middle school youth and leaders to Pilgrim Point Camp for the Middle School Conference Youth Event with a theme of “Extravagant Welcome.” The 87 participants were led in song and programs by Bryan Sirchio, singer / songwriter and author of The 6 Marks of Progressive Christian Worship Music. The… Read more »